Flickr in 2010

Posted on: October 10, 2010 | Comments(4) | Drivers, Flickr, Indy 500, Race Tracks | By: Daniel

You may have noticed we utilized Flickr this season. We used it as a way of reaching a new community and to bring a new perspective to our sport, through imagery. We featured all of the races from the 2010 season, a few Race to the Party’s, the 2012 announcement, the 2012 fan-designed chassis, and much, much more.

Ana Beatriz + Carnival Queen

Image #1 on Flickr - Ana Beatriz

To date, we’ve uploaded 2,876 images – in one season – with over a million views from fans.

Flickr measures the popularity of images in four ways – Interesting, Views, Favorites and Comments. More on that later.

For this post, I wanted to look back on share some of my favorite images from Flickr in 2010 and reveal some of the amazing shots our photographers captured. In the next few weeks, I’ll be revealing the most popular images, according to Flickr. Sit tight.

I like this image below because it shows how much work goes into everything that happens at the track. The people that work on teams work long, long hours. They’re constantly on the road. This shot captures that commitment.

Getting the car out

An early start to the morning - St. Pete

This is a beautifully composed photo, capturing the elevation and natural landscape of Barber Motorsports Park, along with the speed of IndyCar.

Off target

Up and over the hill

This is such a cool shot. It grabs a glimpse of Simona de Silvestro at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past May as a rookie. The blurred Pagoda, the plain white outfit and the covered face all make for a thought provoking capture.

Photo of the day (Simona De Silvestro)

Simona at Indy

When I first saw this photograph, I thought it was a painting. It doesn’t seem real – but it is- and it’s an amazing capture of what was a challenging month at Indianapolis for Tony Kanaan. Although it really does look like a painting…

Spinning Tony

A beautiful capture

This was an image submitted by Iowa Speedway photographer Meghann Bestell Eide. It shows that track being consumed by this intense storm. I hope she stayed dry.

It's a big one

Run for cover

Fans make this sport. This one says it all.

Takuma Sato and fans

Takuma Sato surrounded by his fans

Despite the high pressure and packed pit lane before the finale at Homestead, Dario Franchitti managed to find some peace, minutes before the green flag. The rest is history…

Dario during the National Anthem

A focused Dario Franchitti

There are tons of stunning images on the IndyCar Flickr page. I could have kept going.

What are some of your favorites? Take a look, HERE.

Comments

There are 4 comments for this post.

  1. Paul Woods on October 11, 2010 10:39 am
    Paul Woods

    Definitely appreciate your use of Flickr!

    Some constructive criticism though: many of the photos that you post at 640×427 look like they’ve been resized without any sharpening and thus don’t look as good as they could (some look pretty terrible in fact). Photos uploaded at a higher resolution and resized by Flickr to 640×427 look better because Flickr sharpens them. I understand why you might not want to make full resolution photos available, but why not make the smaller ones look as good as they can?

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